There is a brand new opera company in Utah.

Photo Courtesy St. George Opera

St. George Opera begins its inaugural production tomorrow with an updated version of The Impresario, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s delightful send up of operatic stereotypes. But SGO’s staging moves the action from late 18th century Vienna to mid-20th century St. George. Emmy nominated screenwriter and playwright Elizabeth Hansen has updated the story. In her version the setting is a fictional 1950s radio show that is broadcast directly from the KNBC radio studios in St. George.

The performances take place in the historic St. George Opera House, 212 N. Main, from April 25-27. Start time is 7:30 p.m.; there is also a 2 p.m. matinee on April 27.

Tickets are $10-$16 in advance, $18 at the door.

For further information call 435-319-0833. Tickets are available at www.sgopera.org.

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About Edward Reichel

Edward Reichel, author, writer and composer, has been covering the classical music scene in Utah since 1997. For many years he served as the primary music critic for the Deseret News. He has also written for a number of publications, including Chamber Music Magazine, OPERA Magazine, 15 Bytes, Park City Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He can be reached at ed.reichel@gmail.com. Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

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